Summing up, so on all fronts. Therefore, today we are looking not just at some area of technology, not just at the type of devices, but at everything that interested us in 2019. Which of the gadgets really deserve the attention of the public, and which ones do we have high hopes for? We’ll talk about this.
What is the merit of these headphones? In popularity? Not really, in fact, not everyone can afford them. Still, this device received the most premium price tag. But, nevertheless, the headphones managed to impress not only millions of users, but also hundreds of manufacturers. We can say for sure that these headphones will copy. AirPods Pro appeared in September of this year, and included several significant and, one might say, fundamentally important updates. For example, active noise reduction, connection speed, equalizer, moisture resistance. Today, AirPods Pro are, without a doubt, one of the best headphones on the market, both among wireless and among those familiar to us. Plus, Apple finally took care of the size of the headphones, including several interchangeable pairs of ear pads in the kit. So AirPods Pro deservedly and rightfully made it to the list of the best.
Mophie Wireless Charger
Wireless charging technology has appeared rapidly, and is not going to disappear anywhere. So far, it hasn’t become a requirement for all smartphones, and we don’t particularly expect it to happen anytime soon. But a step forward has already been made, and this particular charger has a special role in this. It is in it that Qi technology is brought to perfection. This device provides 7.5W of fast charging, the surface is equipped with an anti-slip coating, which is especially important in an age when smartphones get glass cases. And the cable for charging the device itself is also included. So you have everything you need right out of the box, and charging is thought out taking into account the smallest details that can make a difference. A little less attention is paid to excesses, but practicality is really invaluable.
Source: The Verge
The news of Apple’s latest and most advanced desktop computer took everyone by surprise. Not without reason, because it costs much more than many can afford. But we are not looking at the price, but at the characteristics. And in this regard, the new poppy has its undeniable advantages. This is not a gaming or student computer. It is intended for such tasks as, for example, film processing. Full professional films.
It received a stainless steel and aluminum case, while it allows for improvements and customization. Well, probably, it doesn’t even make sense to say that the computer is really powerful. It received 28 cores and an Intel Xeon processor. Yes, this is a serious professional device, which is not yet available to everyone. But, if one thing remains unchanged, it is the movement of technology forward at a tremendous speed. So we can say for sure that very soon such power will become the standard. And other devices will follow the success of the new Mac Pro.
Source: Android Guys
Google Pixel 3a
The third generation of Google smartphones went on sale last year, and in May 2019, just before the release of the fourth series, the Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL appeared. However, the smartphone did not remain in the shadow of the new products at all. It was singled out for its relatively budget cost, and a phenomenal camera. All this on pure Android.
With this smartphone, you can also get the Night Sight mode, beloved by mobile photographers, which in itself is one of the best innovations of this year. The portrait mode is also impressive, producing a smart and neatly blurred background that makes photos look very natural. This is the merit of the AI system, which takes several pictures, combining them into one.
Google Pixel 3a combines modernity, the latest technology, and an affordable price. So among the more advanced and advanced smartphones, we still decided to choose it. Although it has not received a fashionable design, it noticeably outperforms numerous competitors in terms of functionality.
Source: XDA Developers
Mi Band 4
Xiaomi has managed to continue the phenomenal success of its own series of Mi Band fitness bracelets and, for the fourth time, they have released a device that combines maximum functions and an affordable price. Characteristics, as always, meet all user requirements. On the one hand, the tracker has received enough functions that are typical for smart watches. These are both notifications and messages. On the other hand, Mi Band is a capable fitness tracker with various sensors that allow you to track readings as accurately as possible. And that is why users prefer this watch to others. A separate plus, an innovation for the Mi Band series, is a color display with custom dial settings.
All in all, it can’t be said that this watch brought something revolutionary to our ideas about fitness trackers, but it definitely became the most affordable device with a wide range of features, which led to the fact that we chose Xiaomi Mi Band 4 for the list. the best devices.
Source: Digital Trends
In 2019, there are far more mirrorless cameras than DSLRs. And one of them, which is rightfully considered the best to date, is the Nikon Z6. When creating this camera, the company clearly applied all of its latest developments, and the result was worth it. Prior to its release, the top reviews were mostly for Sony mirrorless cameras, but Nikon has managed to change that. As a result, the Z6 received a high-resolution viewfinder, 12 frames per second burst shooting, a screen with rotation, 4K video and five-axis stabilization. In a word, the camera really knows everything that is required from a mirrorless camera. At the same time, it is equally successfully able to cope with both photography and video shooting. It is absolutely true that its price tag clearly cannot be called budgetary. But among many full-frame alternatives, it is far from the tallest. The camera impresses with its many features and enhancements, and leaves no doubt that it will become the preferred device for many in 2020.
Source: Fat Llama
Virtual reality has appeared, and is not going anywhere. Well, among the releases of this year, the Oculus Quest helmet distinguished itself the most. What is so special about it? First, this device does not require anything else. That’s right, you can enjoy any VR games, and this does not require anything extra. Motion tracking, controllers, finger movement — all this is immediately provided. The display has received a large resolution, headphones are also built-in. The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 mobile processor. It does not sound as powerful as we would like, but it allows you to play games such as Beat Saber, Moss, etc. The device also has disadvantages, for example, a limited library of games. But the fact is that this device opens up truly new possibilities. Perhaps, very soon, VR will need nothing more than a regular helmet, and this is fundamentally important, because so far we have treated the helmet as an accessory, not a full-fledged device.
Samsung Galaxy Fold
After the post-release fiasco of the first version of this smartphone, many doubted that it would ever finally see the light of day. However, the negative expectations did not come true, and the Samsung Galaxy Fold still went on sale. This is not to say that this smartphone has become perfect. It has enough of its drawbacks, from a very fragile display and the inability to use protective glass, to the still high cost. The principle of operation, perhaps, has not yet been perfected to perfection, and users have a lot of complaints. However, the smartphone clearly lets us know that the technology itself exists and is ready to go. While the Galaxy Fold isn’t the only foldable smartphone that converts into a tablet, it’s still the most famous. And thanks to the first impression, but mostly, it is the merit of the second attempt. The smartphone has every opportunity to become thinner, more compact and more durable in the future. Therefore, he makes a significant contribution to the world of technology.
Of course, 2019 gave us many more different devices, including many interesting items. We have only selected those that can play an important role in the further movement of technology forward.